Feb 082019
 

Opera was first performed in America in 1735 in Charleston, South Carolina. Colley Cibber wrote the opera, Flora; or Hob in the Well. Idea: Children could learn about the components of opera.

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Boy Scouts of America was started in 1910 by William Boyce in Washington, DC. The foundation was the work of Sir Robert Baden-Powell and the British Boy Scouts. Children can learn more about scouting at: http://www.scouting.org/ 

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Feb 082019
 

Warren Harding

First radio in the White House was installed in 1922 during Warren Harding’s administration. Children can read more about the importance of radio at: Radio.

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Photo of William Tecumseh Sherman

William Tecumseh Sherman

William Tecumseh Sherman (born Lancaster, Ohio, 1820; died New York, New York, February 14, 1891) was a Civil War general best known for his march through Georgia.

Jules Verne (born Nantes, France, 1828; died Amiens, France, March 24, 1905) was a French novelist and “the Father of Science Fiction.” His works include Around the World in Eighty Days and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. Children can read his work at: Project Gutenberg. Which of his ideas have actually become real inventions? Children can then see photographs of eight inventions he predicted that really did come true at: Verne Inventions.

John Williams (born New York, New York, 1932) is a composer, conductor and pianist. His works include the scores for Star Wars and Jurassic Park. Idea: Show a clip from a movie that includes some of his music. How does his music contribute to the mood of the scene?

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